Girl

A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.

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Famous quotes containing the word girl:

    Should I get married? Should I be good?
    Astound the girl next door with my velvet suit and faustus hood?
    Gregory Corso (b. 1930)

    From infancy, a growing girl creates a tapestry of ever-deepening and ever- enlarging relationships, with her self at the center. . . . The feminine personality comes to define itself within relationship and connection, where growth includes greater and greater complexities of interaction.
    Jeanne Elium (20th century)

    A long time ago people often said, “Why did you become a teacher?” Well, that was about the only decent thing when I was growing up for a girl to be. If you became a secretary ... you got a hard name.
    Knowles Witcher Teel (b. c. 1906)